Patterns of Creativity in Japan Lessons from Successful Japanese Companies – A Resource

Technology Road Maps

A technology road map “show(s) the timing and interaction of parallel technologies and provide(s) a sense of continuity for long-term investments.”

Documents like this make it easier to understand linkages and synergies between related or unrelated products.

Example: Sharp’s audio technology road map (p84)

Source: Tatsuno, S. (1990). Created in Japan: from imitators to world-class innovators.